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Black And White  Upper Room

[Cm]Oh, let me tell my story friend
That you might l[Fm]earn to s[Gm]tay away from [Cm]sin
[Cm]I took a life not mine to take
Imprisoned [Fm]for this [Gm]haunting dread mis[Cm]take


My heart was harder than my soul
They sentenced me to life without parole
Where no one cares, we’re all the same
And I must wear this number for my name


Chorus
Now life to [Ab]me is black and [Cm]white
I’ll wear these [Fm]stripes un[Gm]til the day I [Cm]die
But this ball and c[Ab]hain around my [Cm]leg
Won’t drag me [Fm]down, won’t drag me down
[Gm]When I am [Cm]dead


My mother prayed so hard for me
She did her time down on bended knees
But I was young and I had no fear
Her pleading voice still echoes in my ear

Don’t let the beauty blind your eyes
This world is filled with discolored lies
For greener fields don’t sell your soul
You’ll think you’re rich with a pocket of fool’s gold

Chorus

I’d rather be in this dark cell
Than to be free and die and go to hell
God bless the day of my new birth
I don’t have to pay the price that I deserve

Chorus

Ending:
And when I’m [Ab]dead and take my [Cm]flight
I’ll leave be[Fm]hind this [Gm]world of black and [Cm]white


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